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Four New (Green) Steps for Four More Years

Aron Cramer | Posted 03.18.2013 | Green
Aron Cramer

Surely this is one issue on which red state and blue state lawmakers can agree. It's time to make waste as un-American as it is uneconomic.

Poland Looks Towards Shale Gas

AP | By Monika Scislowska | Posted 03.13.2013 | Green

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland will likely adopt a much-awaited law to regulate shale gas production this year, opening the way for the potentially lu...

Anti-Fracking Comments Collected In New York

AP | By MARY ESCH | Posted 03.13.2013 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — As Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration nears completion of regulations that could lift a 4 1/2-year-old ban on shale gas drilling...

Promised Land Something More Than It's Fracked Up to Be

Tom Wilber | Posted 03.02.2013 | Green
Tom Wilber

The forthcoming release of Promised Land -- Hollywood's portrayal of the divisive shale gas drama unfolding in rural America -- is by all accounts producing high expectations among anti-frackers and anxiety among drilling supporters.

Matt Damon: Star Power

Edward Flattau | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics
Edward Flattau

What is the right wing really worried about? Perhaps they fear they won't prevail when these films pose a choice between industrial exploitation of the environment for maximum profit, regardless of the consequences, versus protecting the Earth's natural resources in perpetuity.

Fracking Fudged: Looking at Illinois Chamber of Commerce's Job and Economic Numbers

Henry Henderson | Posted 02.17.2013 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Thursday, the Illinois Chamber of Commerce released a remarkably rosy sounding report, speculating on the impacts that fracking might have on Illinois. Having a look at the report, I was disappointed to find that it's not really all that comprehensive.

John Sununu: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Energy Policy

Bill Chameides | Posted 02.12.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

The oil and gas industry is what it is today thanks in large part to decades of federal support, and America's new and "bright" shale gas-rich future is no exception.

From Fracks to Riches

The European Magazine | Posted 01.05.2013 | World
The European Magazine

Despite all the hopes of sun and win enthusiasts, the real revolution in the energy world has been driven by old-style fossil fuels. Shale gas now dominates global energy policy.

The New York Times' Natural Gas Mania

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 12.22.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Once a bee gets into the New York Times' bonnet it has a tendency to make a lot of noise and wont fly easily away. For reasons unbeknownst to mere mortals the New York Times has an obsession with its reportage on the natural gas industry that slips to the edge of buffoonery.

Deepening Doubts About Fracked Shale Gas Wells' Long Term Prospects

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 11.20.2012 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

The oil and gas industry has propagated a vision that fracking unleashes vast amounts of gas which then flows relatively steadily for decades. But a growing mountain of evidence suggests that nothing could be further from the truth.

Memo to Fracking Apologists: You're Hurting Renewables (and You're Greenwashing, Too)

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 11.18.2012 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

What about the argument that fracking for natural gas isn't going away, so we must work to make sure it's well regulated? That ship has sailed.

James Gerken

Artists Against Fracking Takes Stand Against Controversial Energy Extraction, Starting In New York | James Gerken | Posted 09.07.2012 | Green

"Science does not have two sides." Standing with her son Sean Lennon, artist and activist Yoko Ono made a passionate appeal to logic while officially ...

No Shale Gas Revolution In Europe Could Spur Renewables Push

Reuters | Posted 10.23.2012 | Green

* Shale has helped U.S. lower emissions * Europe nowhere near U.S. on shale development * European gas prices leave room...

America's Increased Reliance on Saudi Oil Manifests the Bankruptcy of Obama's Energy Policies

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 10.20.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

After nearly four years in office, that the United States is even more dependent on Middle East oil is shocking testimony to the failure of the Obama Administration's energy policies.

The Truth About Fracking

Alec Baldwin | Posted 10.17.2012 | Green
Alec Baldwin

When the gas companies are done blasting and pumping and contaminating, after they've put the gas on the open market and sold it and the workers head home, who do you think they'll hand the bill to for the clean up of that mess? Gas companies will make huge profits. And what will you get?

Wild Kasich Claim Said To Be 'Way Off Base'

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. John Kasich's claim that a single energy company could recover $1 trillion worth of oil and gas from the state's shal...

A 'War on Shale Gas'?

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 10.01.2012 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Since late 2009, there's been a slowly-growing wave of attacks from the unconventional oil and gas industry on media outlets that cover the controversies surrounding hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and other shale gas practices.

Is Global Trade About to Collapse? Where Are Oil Prices Headed? A Chat With Mike Shedlock

James Burgess | Posted 09.30.2012 | Business
James Burgess

As markets continue to yo-yo and commentators deliver mixed forecasts, investors are faced with some tough decisions and have a number of important questions that need answering.

Natural Gas: A Bridge to a Low-Carbon Future or Not?

Bill Chameides | Posted 09.19.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

A recent paper argues that natural gas helps make the transition to a low-carbon ... eventually. But is that good enough? Let's do some sleuthing.

Aspen Ideas, Natural Gas, Armenia Unheralded

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 09.08.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Here we are at the cusp of a vast change in our energy destiny and veering in the right direction. Yet we still remain without a true national commitment to wean ourselves from gasoline to natural gas as our foremost transportation fuel.

Matt Sledge

Romney v. Obama: Who Does Ohio Pick To Make The Most Of Oil and Gas Boom? | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney told a crowd of Ohioans at a manufacturing company Thursday that President Barack Obama is keeping the state's oil and gas industries down...

What Chesapeake Energy's Financial Scandals Mean for the Rest of Us

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 07.30.2012 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Given radioactive wastewater, earthquakes, and flammable tap water, one might think that drilling and fracking could not possibly have any more dirty secrets. But here's the biggest secret of all: it's expensive.

VT Becomes First State To Ban Fracking

AP | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin on Wednesday signed into law the nation's first ban on a hotly debated natural gas drilling techni...

U.S. Shale Boom Causes Rise In Waste Gas Pollution

Reuters | Posted 07.03.2012 | Green

* Gas flaring rises for first time since 2008-World Bank * Energy producers burn $100 bln of unused gas a year * World f...

View From Inside Chesapeake's Board of Directors

Mason Inman | Posted 06.30.2012 | Green
Mason Inman

Chesapeake Energy has been all over the news lately, with intense scrutiny of CEO Aubrey McClendon's attempt to take out more than $1 billion in loans for a complex deal to give himself a share of proceeds from the wells they're drilling.